Welcome to the Surfer New Feature Video Series page! Below are short training videos demonstrating new features in the latest version of Surfer. We will be regularly posting new feature videos for each new release, so make sure to follow this page if you are interested in being updated when a new video is posted. Feel free to follow our various social medias linked at the bottom to also stay up to date.
You can now perform digitization of data in the 3D view! 3D digitization collects XY and Z coordinates. You can use this new feature in a variety of functions, such as to obtain the XYZ coordinates of specific spot locations on a surface or points on subsurface drillhole paths.
This new feature works well with our new drillhole map. For example, when viewed in 3D, you can digitize specific locations at depth on each drillhole (e.g. the top of a unit or stratigraphic layer, determined by your displayed drillhole data). You can then go back to the 2D plot view, grid the digitized XYZ data, and add a contour layer from grid file to the existing drillhole map. The new surface will also be displayed in the 3D view with the drillhole paths!
We have added two important enhancements to the visual appeal and aesthetics of your maps! You can now add and customize a frame around color scale bars and map scale bars. You can set the margin between the frame and text in the scale bars and you can define its fill and line properties. This is very useful when overlaying the color or map scale bar on top of a filled map, such as an aerial photograph.